The poison thread
—Purcell, Laura, author.
Book
2019
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Dorothea Truelove is young, wealthy and beautiful. Ruth Butterham is young, poor and awaiting trial for murder.When Dorothea's charitable work leads her to Oakgate Prison, she is delighted with the chance to explore her fascination with phrenology and test her hypothesis that the shape of a person's skull can cast a light on their darkest crimes. But when she meets teenage seamstress Ruth, she is faced with another theory: that it is possible to kill with a needle and thread. For Ruth attributes her crimes to a supernatural power inherent in her stitches. The story Ruth has to tell of her deadly creations - of bitterness and betrayal, of death and dresses - will shake Dorothea's belief in rationality, and the power of redemption. Can Ruth be trusted?

Item Details
Subjects:
Dressmakers -- Fiction.
Phrenology -- Fiction.
Prisoners -- Fiction.
Socialites -- Fiction.
Genre:
Gothic fiction.
Paranormal fiction.
Other Authors:
Purcell, Laura. Corset.
ISBN:
9780143134053 (trade paperback)
9780143134053
0143134051
Description:
350 pages ; 20 cm
Notes:
"First published in Great Britain as The Corset by Raven Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018"--Title page verso.
LCCN:
2019005177
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